Motorola's newest patent is a foldable smartphone that turns into a tablet

Motorola, or better say Lenovo, doesn’t want to be left behind in the race for the first foldable smartphone, hence the new patent the company filed recently. Although the patent that shows a smartphone that unfolds into a tablet was filed back in September 2016, it was approved in March 2018.

Designing a truly foldable smartphone is definitely a tremendous task, not to mention that developing one that’s ready for mass market is even harder, so Motorola working on a device that can switch from a smartphone to a tablet factor seems close to impossible.

The …


Samsung's foldable phone will feature multiple 3.5-inch OLED screens and will be unveiled at MWC?

With the Samsung Galaxy S10 now rumored to hit the light of day at CES 2019, there is now talk that Samsung’s eagerly awaited foldable phone will be unveiled the following month in Barcelona at MWC 2019. Yes, it is hard to look ahead at events planned for next winter, just as the weather is turning warm in the U.S. The foldable phone has been dubbed the Samsung Galaxy X, and carries the codename of “Winner.” Previously, the device had a development codename of “Valley.” This change is an indication that the device has gone from a long term development project, to having a slot in the manufacturer’s …

Samsung to announce the Galaxy S10 in January to make room for its foldable smartphone

Samsung is trying to outmaneuver the competition each year by launch its flagship smartphones earlier than usual. Both the Galaxy S9 and Note 8 came a couple of weeks earlier than its predecessors, but the Galaxy S10 may give a new meaning to the word “earlier.”

It appears that Samsung has given the green light to its “foldable smartphone” project and has decided that the best release window for the device would be the one that coincides with the Galaxy S10’s announcement.

Because Samsung doesn’t want the Galaxy S10 or its upcoming foldable smartphone to steal each others spotlight, …

Pair of patent applications from Microsoft deals with its rumored foldable device

Back in December, Microsoft filed some patents related to a foldable tablet that seemed to have the ability to be manipulated into a phone-sized mobile product. Many considered this to be the long-awaited Surface Phone, and renders of the device showed a dual-screen foldable unit that could be converted to tablet mode, tent mode, laptop mode, and folded mode. Users will reportedly get to take notes using the side-by-side screens as though he/she was using a regular paper notebook. The whole concept is rumored to be called Project Andromeda, and a pair of fresh patent applications pertaining to …

The foldable Samsung phone: Galaxy X rumor review

We have been hearing about Samsung developing a “foldable smartphone” for about a couple of years now. And while the concept might sound a bit outlandish, we do remember that the Galaxy Note Edge, which launched back in 2014 was quite eccentric and far-out back then. But look at Samsung now — all of its flagships have the signature curve at the both sides of their screens.

What we are saying here is that Samsung is no stranger to experimenting and pushing the envelope when it comes to display tech. And the foldable smartphone isn’t exactly a secred — Sammy’s CEO of Mobile DJ Koh has openly …

Huawei guns to beat Samsung for 'the world's first foldable phone' title in November

While Samsung is twiddling its thumbs, trying to perfect what might be the most challenging development in the smartphone world for the past few years – a foldable handset – Huawei is pressing ahead with a bendy screen sourced by archrival LG, and plans to unveil it in November. This way, the world’s third-largest cell phone maker may beat Samsung to the punch, and earn the “world’s first” title, as Samsung is said to have scheduled its own foldable device announcement for early next year.

Needless to say, an announcement doesn’t mean that the phone will be released soon …

LG's patent for a foldable phone shows device has two screens, batteries and headphone jacks

Back in 2016, LG filed a patent for a phone that not only is equipped with two screens, but also comes with a pair of batteries and two headphone jacks. The patent was filed on September 28, 2016 and published today, thanks to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The patent is titled “Mobile Terminal,” and both screens are curved allowing the side of the phone to display the date and time, temperature, and other notifications.

The images that accompany the filing show hinges at the top and bottom of the device which allow the two individual screens to open and combine to …

A foldable iPhone may be in the works for 2020

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Foldable phones haven’t gone much further than the concept stage at this point, but you can bet Apple will be there when they do arrive.

That could happen for iPhone as soon as 2020, according to a new analyst report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Such a form factor would give your iPhone the potential to transform into an iPad.

“Our checks also suggest that Apple is working with suppliers on a foldable phone (that potentially could double up as a tablet) for launch in 2020,” analyst Wamshi Mohan wrote (h/t CNBC). His report is based on recent meetings with Apple suppliers in Asia. Read more…

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Apple is working on a foldable iPhone for 2020, analyst claims

Apple’s next major iPhone redesign may have a foldable form factor, according to Bank of America analyst Merrill Lynch. Apple was last year rumored to be working with LG on foldable display tech, but according to Lynch, Apple has now moved on to collaborate with other suppliers on the design of other flexible smartphone components.
Foldable phones have been talked up as the next big smartphone design change for quite a while now, but all we’ve seen thus far have been prototypes from companies like Samsung and Lenovo. Samsung has even been working on foldable AMOLED …

LG patent filing shows two different foldable phones

A patent filing made by LG to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) revealed not one, but two different concepts for a foldable phone than can be turned into a tablet and vice versa. The patent itself calls the product a “mobile phone with flexible display which can be folded in half.” One version appears to have two handset bodies side-by-side, with a single display that can be folded in half. When the display is folded, the device resembles a smartphone and shows an “always on” display with the time. Unfolded, it looks like a tablet.

The second version of a foldable device …